Coin Catalogue

Leo I 457 – 474 A.D.

Leo was a Thracian soldier who gained enough clout fighting for the armies of Marcian that upon his death he was able to secure the throne. Leo mounted only one major military campaign and it was against the Vandals in Northern Africa. The naval invasion fleet was decimated by the forces of Gaiseric and the unfavorable conclusion of this battle marks the final Roman attempt to recover this key region. The rest of Leo’s career was taken up handling the blessing and vetoing of the many puppet emperors during the last years of the West as well as handling various other foreign and domestic matters. Many of Leo’s reign was weakened if not outright dominated by several military leaders. He died in 474 of advanced age and was succeeded by Marcian’s grandson Leo II.




AU Solidus


RIC 605, Depeyrot 93/1 Solidus Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG Exe: /CONOB – Victory standing left, holding cross. 462-466 (Constantinopolis).



RIC 618, Depeyrot 59/1 Solidus Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: //TESOB – Victory standing left, holding cross. 462-473 (Thessalonica). $600 5/21/03.



RIC 620 Solidus Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Diademed bust left, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: /THSOB – Leo I seated, facing, holding mappa and cross. c.462 (Thessalonica).



RIC 622, Depeyrot 58/1 Solidus Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Diademed bust left, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross.
VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: /THSOB – Leo I seated, facing, holding mappa and cross. 462 (Thessalonica). $2,400 1/13/03.



RIC 630 Solidus Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: /CONOB – Victory standing left, holding cross. 468-471 (Constantinopolis). $330 4/1/2001.



RIC 638 Solidus Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICAEC Exe: CONOB – Leo I and Leo II seated, facing.




AU Tremissis


RIC 611, Vagi 3785, Depeyrot 93/3 Tremissis Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM Exe: /CONOB – Victory advancing forward, holding wreath and cross on globe. 457-474 (Constantinopolis).




AR Miliarense


RIC 644, MIRB 19b Light Miliarense Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: /CON – Leo I standing, facing, raising hand and holding globe.




AR Siliqua


RIC 648v Siliqua Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CONS – Wreath, SAL/RHI/PVI within. $244 5/27/02.




AR Half Siliqua


RIC 650 Half Siliqua Obv: DNLEOPERPETAV – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CONS – Wreath, SAL/REI/PVI within. $240 5/19/04.




AE3


RIC 657 AE3 Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSRPVRLCA Exe: CON – Leo I standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and globe. $475 1/16/02.



RIC 660, LRBC 2256 AE3 Obv: DNLEOPERPETAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSRPVBLICA Exe: CON – Leo I standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and globe. $275 5/19/04.




AE4


RIC 676 AE4 Obv: DNLEO – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CON – Lion seated left.



RIC 674 AE4 Obv: DNLEO – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CON – Leo’s monogram



RIC 680 AE4 Obv: DNLEOPERPET – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend – Wreath, monogram within. 457-474 (Constantinopolis). $33 6/12/04.



RIC 684 AE4 Obv: DNLEOPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend – Leo’s monogram. 457-474 (Constantinopolis).



RIC 686 AE4 Obv: DNΛEONSPFAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: No legend – Wreath, monogram within. $6 5/29/04.



RIC 704 AE4 Obv: DNLEO – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: No legend – Leo I standing, facing, holding cross and kneeling captive by the head. $11 4/19/03.



RIC 715, LRBC 2272 AE4 Obv: DNLEO – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: No legend – Verina standing, facing, holding cross on globe and scepter; b E across fields. 457-474 (Constantinopolis). $28 6/12/04.



RIC 720, LRBC 2270 AE4 Obv: DNLEO – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: KOC – Wreath, monogram within. 457-474 (Constantinopolis).


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